|No Tornadoes or Lightning this Year|
However, the event was not without a very sad accident. Around the back of the route, near Burkburnett, there was a fatality. What's more, it was a fatality presaged by a post made recently on the excellent "One Speed: Go!" blog. While I'm sure this was not an Arizona version of the species, he was a fully grown one, and I know several other riders saw him. It was clear because there was a general "Oh, how sad." I didn't have my camera out to get a photo of the poor thing, but I've regretted it since. As a result, I just have a rude and rough approximation to show y'all. You see, Gumby fell last Saturday in the Hotter 'N Hell Hundred, lost by a 100 miler, and left to be run over by hundreds of wheels thereafter.
At least we didn't see his face, but he was in just the pose you see below.
|RIP Gumby. August 28, 2010. Face Down in the Middle of the Road, Covered with Road Crud|